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Cover Story

A patient nation

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | President Bush: "The American people aren't going to see exactly what's taken place on their TV screens, but slowly but surely, the results are coming in."

In this issue: "A patient nation," Oct. 13, 2001

Features

Virtually battlefields

By Chris Stamper

National | Software helps find hard targets, the FBI polices the cyberfront, and a lonely Net IPO seeks investors

Drug bust

By Chris Stamper

National | Abortion pill proves to be unpopular, doctors warn parents about mixing acetaminophen, and researchers link diabetes to lifestyle choices

Sensitive season

By Lynn Vincent

National | Retailers redraw Christmas plans, companies brace for a war economy, and banks try to avoid losses

Politics as usual

By Tim Graham

National | The 9/11 attacks may become another excuse for liberals to delay tax cuts and spend money

Friends in need, friends in deed?

By Mindy Belz

National | Making pacts with enemies is a risky way to win pals in the war on terrorism

Twin-engine terror?

By Lynn Vincent

National | If jihad militants attack again from the sky, it may not be with a big commercial airliner

Dispatches

Quotables

That small gesture spoke volumes. David Smith, spokesman for the homosexual lobbying group Human Rights Campaign, after U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell…

Quicktakes

By The Editors

BLAME THE TERRORISTS: Since the 9/11 attacks, many Muslims and people of Middle Eastern descent have complained about discrimination and even racial…

Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Political buzz from Washington

The Buzz

By The Editors

GIULIANI TO UNITED NATIONS: "THIS IS NO TIME FOR FURTHER STUDY OR VAGUE DIRECTIVES" UNcompromising New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani minced no words when…

Reviews

Reality in the rubble

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | The fall of the twin towers heralds the collapse of postmodernism

Bestsellers

By The Editors

Culture | The five best-selling nonfiction paperbacks as measured by placement on four leading lists as of October 1

Voices

Preaching can wait?

By Joel Belz

No ... but the tone might well have been adjusted

True patriotism

By Andrée Seu

Beyond hysterical hawkishness and limp pacifism

Mailbag

The myth is dead Last night my wife and I stayed up late watching the big inter-faith prayer service in New York. (We live in the Central European Time Zone.)

Repent and reload

By Marvin Olasky

What to do when a biblical response seems "contemptible"

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